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Description

The goal of the NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop is to introduce junior faculty to the NSF CAREER program, and help them prepare competitive and successful CAREER proposals. The NSF CAREER program serves a critical role in the National Science Foundation’s efforts to identify, foster and support the nation’s most promising junior faculty in both research and education. Junior professors who are just starting their careers often have limited experience with grant writing and evaluation. They also have little or no interaction with the program directors at NSF.

In this workshop, young faculty members will have the opportunity to improve their skills in proposal writing, as well as interact with NSF program directors from different divisions (ACI, IIS, CNS, and CCF) as well as recent NSF CAREER awardees. The major components of the workshop include presentations on proposal writing, experience sharing, mock panels, and proposal clinic.

A limited number of travel support will be made available for HBCU/MEI faculty to attend this workshop. The workshop will be unique opportunity for HBCU/MEI faculty to network with recent HBCU/MEI NSF CAREER awardees. This will enhance the overall research capabilities of HBCU/MEI to perform cutting edge research.

Hotel Reservations

The workshop will be held on March 31, 2014 (Monday) at the Hilton located at 950 N Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22203. Reservations for hotel rooms can be directly done at http://www.hiltonarlington.com/

Organizers

The organizer of this workshop are  Dr. Amarda Shehu and Dr. Huzefa Rangwala from the Computer Science Department, George Mason University. Please contact nsfcareer2014@gmail.com for any questions.

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